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living on cloud nine with that u-verse wireless receiver. you see in my day, when my mom was repainting the house, you couldn't just set up a tv in the basement. i mean, come on! nope. we could only watch tv in the rooms that had a tv outlet. yeah if we wanted to watch tv someplace else, we'd have to go to my aunt sally's. have you ever sat on a plastic covered couch? [ kids cheering ] you're missing a good game over here. those kids wouldn't have lasted one day in our shoes. [ male announcer ] add a wireless receiver. call to get u-verse tv for just $19 a month with qualifying bundles. rethink possible. . this is kpix 5 news. commuters may have avoided a big bart strike today but there's another traffic nightmare to deal with.
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good afternoon. i'm frank. i'm juliette. we begin with developing news. first a live look at the traffic trying to head westbound over the bay bridge. the toll plaza packed with cars right now after a big rig fire at 1:00 err think morning. traffic has been backed up for hours. kpix 5 has the latest on what happened and when this mess will be cleared away. >> reporter: it's still quite a mess as we speak. you can take a look at the back up that you're looking at right now. chp says three lanes are still blocked here on westbound 80. and i want to show you this big rig right now. it stopped before the fifth street exit coming off the bay bridge. this was a fire that took minutes to spread but caused hours of back up. it was 5:45 this morning when truck driver was headed west off the bay bridge and
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something didn't feel right. >> i felt wabbling on the front tires. and then the passenger side front tire went out. >> reporter: he pulled over to check it out and saw fire coming out of the cabin. >> i saw flames coming from the holes of the windshield wipers. so i grabbed the fire extinguisher. >> reporter: this video was captured from his cell phone. he saw the fire as he was driving to work. >> from the time we heard the blow out to the time we parked couldn't have been but two minutes. then that whole thing was engulfed. >> reporter: he tried to extinguish the flames but he was no match for them. >> i grabbed the fire extinguisher. but there was nothing i could do. >> reporter: it took firefighters an hour to completely contain the blaze. the fire shut down two lanes of westbound 80 backing up traffic. as firefighters worked to put it out. haz-mat teams were called to
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remove the remaining fuel from the truck. >> cal trans is here. they're going to look for structural damage once the vehicle is removed from the roadway. >> reporter: next the debris will be taken away in a truck before clean up crews can cut the rig into pieces to be hauled away. you can get a closer look at damage from the big rig. it's still up there. we'll wait for clean up crews to chop it up and send it away. you're looking at the parking lot that's the bay bridge. nothing's moving now. chp is saying it could be three more hours before they clear this one entire mess and reopen all these lanes. back to you in the studio. >> do we know what was in the truck? >> reporter: well when we spoke to the driver he said nothing flammable. the truck was carrying vice, vinegar, and sushi. bart trains are running.
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governor brown issued an order last night for a seven-day inquiry into the dispute and after the investigation the governor may call for a 60 day cooling off period. the order allowed commute to flow normally today but there's plenty of tension between the two sides. >> there's no reason why we have to continue drama, and stress on the public and work force. >> it's often frustrating to feel like you're offing the best wage increases and the best benefits in the transit industry. and to be accused of union busting. >> they accused bart management for waiting until the last minute to offer counter proposals on pay and benefits. a strike would disrupt public transportation services and will endanger the public health, safety, and welfare. i urge the parties to meet
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quickly and as long as necessary to get this dispute resolved. some shuttle bus drivers went to work today believing a strike was happening. they figured they would have to take passengers to san francisco. as sue kwan shows us buses were lined up at the walnut street station with no takers. >> reporter: i'm sue kwan in walnut creek. no bart strike. but not everyone got the memo. ten bus drivers showed up looking for stranded bart passengers to take to san francisco. >> i was expecting to help bart out. pick up the people and take them where they need to go. i was supposed to go to oakland. >> reporter: feiry service was expanded and went on as planned and cab drivers were ready to do their part. >> we offer a flexible rate. that's our contribution. >> reporter: for bart riders anxiously awaiting word, sunday night it was a relief. >> i wasn't looking forward to
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paying $30 a day to drive into work. i drove in and parked in a garage last night. i saw in the morning that it delayed again. so that saved you. >> reporter: for today. sue kwan, kpix 5. >> bart planned to have buses available for free shuttle services. stay with kpix 5 for the latest developments in the bart contract talks. you'll find coverage on transit workers are getting ready to hit the picket lines as well. delivering a strike notice to the transit agencies board of directors today. the union says the possible strike would start about 36 hours from now. union members have been without a contract since june. other bay area headlines on monday. 20 people displaced after an
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apartment complex fire. it broke out around midnight on the city's west side. investigators say it began in one of the kitchens and spread to a unit above. no reports of any injuries. companies that provide ambulance service for santa clara county filed from bankruptcy protection. they filed for chapter 11 yesterday days after it made good on more than $2 million in fines and other payments it owed the county. a deal with lenders that will allow the company to keep operating as normal. it might be against the law to live in a car in palo alto very soon. members are set to vote on the issue at tonight's 7:00 meeting a city council voted in june to recommend the ban as the city is getting complaints about people sleeping in their own cars. a group against the ban plans to protest at city hall an hour before the meeting. 19 embassy and consulates
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are closed and americans are being told to use caution when traveling over seas. >> officials are trying to uncover the details of an alkida plot. >> reporter: security forces are on high alert at u.s. embassies and consulates in 19 cities across the mideast and africa. the buildings are shut down and will stay that way until saturday. as investigators try to unravel a potential alkida plot. >> this is one of the most specific incredible threats i've seen perhaps since 9/11. that's why everybody's taking this seriously. >> reporter: intelligence agents recently intercepted the communications of senior alkida leaders. a plot to attack western targets is under way. and terrorists are ready to carry it out. there's no specifics on where or when. but the chiefs of staff, dempsey says the threats are serious. >> western. not just u.s. interests.
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>> reporter: he's expected to discuss the terror threat with john kerri at the state department later today. the embassies were shut down out of an abundance of caution. the threat is from alkida in the arabian penninsula the same group that tried to blow up a plane headed to the u.s. >> north africa, east africa, they have taken up the strategic and operational mantle for alkida. >> reporter: three drone strikes killed several alkida militants. the group in yemen has vowed to attack the united states. marley hall, kpix 5. >> 15 years ago this week alkida bombed two u.s. embassies in africa. a statement from sfpd says the department is monitoring the situation and can deploy resources if necessary. they say they're working with other law enforcement agencies
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in the bay area. they say there has been no direct threat to the city. coming up a horrifying hit and run in venice beach and it's caught on camera. how police were able to finally nab the driver. it's d day for a-rod. the penalty he's getting from the mlb for doping. plus what a dozen other players have all ready reportedly agreed to. we have gray over cast. it's a beautifully pleasant day inland. in the south bay we'll sort it out for you. the forecast for you. stay tuned. ,,,,,,,,,,,,
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he's being suspended through the 2014 season for his part in a doping scandal. twelve other players targeted for drug suspensions have accepted 50 game penalties from mlb. >> i can't wait to see my teammates. i feel like i can help us win. i can help us be a better team. and i haven't seen a lot of my brothers in a long time. the yankees star will take the field against the chicago white sox. tonight should be interesting. an l.a. man in jail accused of plowing into a crowd at the venice beach board walk. a man in a black car accelerated into the crowd hitting people along a quarter mile stretch of the board walk and then driving away. the saturday rampage killed a woman from italy who was on her honey moon and injured a dozen others. hours later the man walked into a police station and turned himself in. >> and then he just started going straight down the board
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balk about 60 miles an hour. this guy had an intent to create mayhem and massacre a lot of people. >> police say they still have no idea what may have motivated the driver. for now he remains behind bars on a 1 million-dollar bond. bob starts two weeks of intensive therapy as he faces accusations of sexual harassment. a tenth woman is accusing him of making unwanted advances towards him. she claims he made advances in june at a church charity breakfast in la jolla where she sang the national anthem. >> he said i can't take my eyes off of you. you're so beautiful. you know. and then i was just like okay. that's enough. >> still she went on to say the mayor asked her if she was married and if he could take her out on a date.
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closing arguments under way in the racketeering trial of james whity bulger. one of the most vicious, violent, and calculating criminals ever to walk the streets of boston. but defense lawyers are questioning the credibility of key witnesses. he's accused of taking part in 19 murders as well as extortion and money laundering. the jury will likely begin deliberations tomorrow. so you're on vacation. you come to san francisco. and you think what a beautiful place. and this is what you have back here. >> then there's the hypothermia. >> just a few miles east. there's sun in the east bay. it's been a pleasant summer for those of you in livermore and walnut creek. over here we're paying the price. unless you like this. people do love this kind of weather. and you're going to get plenty of it this week. fog and low clouds over the bay bridge. there was drizzle this morning. and there's going to be more of the same. it's going to cool down between
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now and thursday. 70 at livermore. but 64 in santa rosa. the ocean temperature, 52 chilly degrees. in the headlines this week we'll get afternoon clearing. not complete clearing but it's coming back to the shore line at this hour. low clouds tonight. drizzle tomorrow morning. and we'll remain on the cooler side for the remainder of the week. we began the day with a lot of clouds over the interior. but they came back to the shore line later in the day. the culprit in all of this is right there. the low pressure that's just been persisting off of northern california. it's finally going to slowly edge toward the shore line. but as it edges toward the shore line the pressures fall in the atmosphere and the temperatures follow suit so by thursday we'll be in the mid to upper 70s inland. if you want to find some serious sun sacramento will be 91. 98 at fresno. and 95 in yosemite. 97 at redding. numbers in the south bay, mid 70s. 84 at morgan hill.
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it's getting word. it will also in antioch. mid 70s until you get close to the bridge. then the numbers are only in the 60s. five-day forecast. more clouds thursday and friday. if you want warm weather, you won't find it at the bay bridge. but you'll find it inland by this weekend. things will warm up a little bit. stay tuned. >> thanks brian. the obama administration over turned a ban on the import of products made for cooper tino bays apple. the import was banned or sale of the i phone 4 and versions of the ipad 2. it ruled the chinese made apple devices violated a samsung patton. another good day for facebook. shares trading above $39.
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the highest level ever. last week shares closed above $38 for the first time since the company went public back in may of 2012. investors are continuing to buy into facebook. take a live look at the big board on this first day of training this week. and it's down 44 plus points at this point. coming up, who is thomas hurley? the answer, the most heartbroken jeopardy contestant ever. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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an 8th grader lost in the f round over this unfortunate error during kids week: :11-:24 "emancipation. well because you mis-spelled it put a p . it's being called the saddest moment in jeopardy history. >> an eighth grader lost during an unfortunate error during kids week. >> the emancipation. well because he misspelled it badly, emancipation. you put a p in there. proclamation. that's unfortunate. the judges are resuming against you. >> come on. 12-year-old held back tears after he lost. the incident blew up on social media. many people criticized the show for being more like a spelling bee. jeopardy producers said if jeopardy gave credit for an incorrect response the show would penalize the other players. they love presenting young people on the show and make
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every effort to be fair and consistent in the treatment. even if he spelled the answer correctly he wouldn't have won. the boy who did won set a record. it's about time for lunch. let's check in with tony. >> tony and his daughter stephanie serving up some pasta. >> i've made this for you many times. >> it's one of those comfort meals that's easy to make and good all the time. we have onions tomato sauce, tomato paste, and perfectly ground beef that we seasoned nicely with salt and pepper. >> now a little bit of pasta. i'm going to add the pasta to it. the pasta is nice and al dente. you could put chopped parsley on top but we're going to put
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chopped arugula on top. because ita great flavor doesn't it stephanie? just like that. nice. and we're going to put this right on top on this plate. nice. look at that sauce. and we're going to finish it up with some -- do you think i forgot stuff? no. red pepper flakes. a little bit of pepper and some romano cheese. >> it smells like home. >> yes, it does. remember when i used to make it for your dinner. i know. it's a lot of fun. thank you beautiful. >> from that yummy treat to this. introducing the world's first ever test tube burger. it looks like your ordinary beef patty but how does it taste? ,,,, goodnight.
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around. some are already . with all the bart problems lately. commuters are looking for a better bay to get around. some are all ready out shopping for bikes. where they're finding the best prices tonight at 5:00. scientists in london are serving up the first test tube beef burger made in a laboratory using stem cells. cultured beef could help cut the billions of tons in greenhouse gases released by livestock. the cofounder of google funded the 330,000-dollar project because of his concern for
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animal welfare. as for taste, taste testers say it was close to meat but not that juicy. >> did you see them cutting it too. it was kind of like chain shaw. and she was really chomping that pretty hard. i don't know. would you try it out? >> i'd give it a bite but i'd stick to the regular stuff. >> i still want tony and his daughter's pasta. thanks for watching kpix 5's news at noon. >> we're going to leave you with a look at traffic. if you're getting on the bay bridge, take it slow folks. look at 'em. living on cloud nine with that u-verse wireless receiver. you see in my day, when my mom was repainting the house, you couldn't just set up a tv in the basement. i mean, come on! nope. we could only watch tv in the rooms that had a tv outlet. yeah if we wanted to watch tv someplace else, we'd have to go to my aunt sally's. have you ever sat on a plastic covered couch? [ kids cheering ]
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>> wyatt: you know, most people don't get away with punching me in the face. but since you're my brand-new brother, i'll give you this one free pass. >> liam: you got to be kidding me. you're in my house. you're kissing my fiancée. you're lucky punching you isn't all i did, wyatt. >> wyatt: oh, do you want to do something else? >> hope: okay, okay. wow, yep. this two guys about to go to blows over me? i don't know if i should be appalled or flattered. i think i'm gonna go with flattered.

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